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Anterior and Middle Cranial Base

Last Updated: March 26, 2020

Introduction

No part of the cranial base is immune to surgical pathology or to its use as a pathway to access lesions in the intra- or extracranial spaces. Tumors and many other lesions can involve any of the intracranial fossae, and can appear in the paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, infratemporal and pterygopalatine fossae, orbit, and in the retropharyngeal and craniocervical regions (Fig. 6.1). Managing these lesions requires an extensive knowledge of the cra...

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